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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

BlackWomens EqualPayDay 1Today, Tuesday, Aug. 7, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The date – more than 200 days into 2018 – symbolizes the number of extra days the average black woman must work in a two-year span to match the single-year wages of an average white man.

When compared to all men, women are paid 80 cents on the dollar. Black women earn just 63 cents to each dollar a white man makes despite high education rates and growing participation in the workforce.

 

According to equalpaytoday.org, Black women’s earnings also lag behind those of Black men, underscoring the intersectional impact of gender and race on the wage gap. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day aims to highlight that wage gap and generate change.

Employment discrimination, gender and race-based bias, lack of pay transparency, an inadequate minimum wage and tipped minimum wage and unfair workplace practices, lack of affordable child care, lack of a quality public education system, a dismantling of organized labor and inadequate access to capital are cited as the numerous reasons this gap continues to exist.

 

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